April 15 -BETHANY, W.Va. – The Bethany College men’s tennis team dropped its final regular season PAC match of the season Monday afternoon by a 6-3 score to visiting Thiel.
The Bison pulled out one doubles match and nearly took a second. At #1, juniors James Peterson (Colorado Springs, Col/Cheyenne Mountain) and Dustin Maiolo (right - Stevensville, Ontario/St. Michael) were winners by an 8-4 score. The tandem of sophomore Jared Roque (Munster, Ind.) and freshman Kyle Booker (Forest Park, Ga.) nearly gave BC the lead going into singles, but came up short 9-7 at #2.
Bethany (4-10, 1-6) claimed two wins in singles action, but it wasn’t enough to prevent the Tomcats from winning the match. Maiolo earned his second win of the day in straight sets 6-3, 6-4 at third singles, while Roque was stretched to three sets before emerging victorious 6-3, 1-6, 10-1 at fourth singles.
The Bison were scheduled to play another regular season match at Muskingum Wednesday, but that has been pushed back to April 22. Bethany’s next action will be this weekend at the 2013 PAC Championships, which begin Friday and conclude Saturday at the Pennbriar Racquet Club in Erie, Pa.